How to do London Fashion Week!
Now London Fashion Week is well and truly over and we’ve finally settled back in to our weekly routine, we thought we’d give you a slight round up of our week in pictures and words.
We've done Fashion Week before and let's just say it was everything but smooth and stress-free. In all honesty it was quite overwhelming and involved a hell of a lot of rushing around from place to place. So, this season we thought we best prepare and learn from our past experiences so not to make the same mistakes! So this is our list of recommendations of 'How to do London Fashion Week. This season went a hell of a lot better and more smoothly than last time, so I guess we did something right! Hope it helps :)
It’s always best to find accommodation as central to the hubbub as possible! We live in Surrey quays so travelling back and forth from show to presentation every day is hectic and would take a while. Instead we managed to stay at The Trafalgar St James Hotel, in the heart of it all. Located right by Trafalgar square this beautifully designed, historic hotel was reborn this summer hosting 131 bedrooms including 15 exquisite suites, and a number of venues to eat, drink, work or play. Our room was beautifully designed with iconic wall art featuring the best of London’s music idols and an amazing en-suite bathroom stocked with Molton Brown toiletries. Dreamy!
Another part of London Fashion Week that can be the most stressful part is transport. Getting from one show to another, running in-between presentations, changing outfits, it all can be a bit of a nightmare. So this time we collaborated with BUMBLE who offered us a Mercedes Bens G-wagon with our own chauffeur to drive us around from show to show! (BALLIN’) I know, I know, pretty swag! We’d normally make do with public transport or get an Uber but THIS was the ultimate way to do it! Stress free! Thanks Bumble!
London Fashion Week can be so hectic if you try and squeeze too much into it.
So this season, we were quite selective and only did the shows & presentations that really appealed to us. That way, we got a bit of time in between to catch up on emails, shoot content and get changed for our next event!
Some of the shows we went to were DAKS, House Of Holland, Topshop and Julien MacDonald. I have to say Topshop was a highlight for us, it was the first time we’d been to a Topshop show and it was pretty epic. A great new collection and jaw dropping hotties modelling the clothes. All four of the shows were very impressive in their own ways. House Of Holland for its wacky designs, DAKS for its uber cool tailored suits and Julien MacDonald for the glam and A-list celeb cat walkers! BOOM!
From our photos you’ll probably notice a recurring pattern in our choice of outfits this fashion week. Yes! The tailored suit! My red suit is from H&M which I absolutely love. Jordan wore a similar red dress from H&M to match my outfit. Both absolutely loving the red this season! The cobalt blue tailored suit is from Topshop which Jordan wore to the show and is an absolute winner, such a great fit and what a head turner! On the final day I wore a grey, checkered suit which is a simple New Look number. Smart and sophisticated and perfectly paired with some white trainers. For those of you who are familiar with our style you’ll know we’re more tom-boyish than girly girly so the tailored suits were a perfect match for us this season.
If we weren’t wearing our suits, you’ll have definitely seen us rocking an oversized blazer with our outfits.They just smarten everything up and are perfect for this autumn weather.
In terms of accessories, if we were’t rocking our amazing new Lulu Guinness clutch bags, you’ll have seen us in our new over the shoulder Karl Lagerfeld bags. Check out our latest blog post here to read more about them!
We’re all about the boots this season as well. Small heeled boots, great for keeping those tootsies warm and elevating those short legs! Leopard pint, white leather, black, snake skin print, brown suede….you name it we’ll be wearing them!
There’s no fashion week without a good party or social event right? So we made sure to break up our manic days with some fun events and night time soirees to wind down and chill for a second amongst the mayhem. One definitely worth mentioning was the LuLu Guinness afternoon tea. A group of us gathered at the Dandelyan bar at the Mondrian hotel to meet the team, receive some AMAZING goodies (check out the clutch bags in our photos!) get to know more about the company and of course indulge in some delicious canapes! It was a great way to kick off fashion week in style. Thanks Lulu Guinness! Another fun event we went to was the WONDERLAND magazine party, always sure to add a touch of spice, sauce and sassiness in to your fashion week which it sure did.
And what a fashion week it was! We already can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next one and I’m hoping we’ll have really nailed it by then. Cruising around from show to show, all dressed up and ready to go!
Until next season folks.
Shop The Look
White Blazer | Topshop
White T with red engraving | Topshop
Jeans | Weekday
Belt | Topshop
Black blazer | Zara
White amour T | Topshop
Black cross body bag | Mon Purse
Cream clutch | Mon Purse
Blue blazer + Trousers | Topshop
Ciao Bella T | Topshop
White shoes | Topshop
Leopard boots | H&M
Black patent skirt | Topshop
White blazer | Topshop
Red clutch | Lulu Guinness
Black polka dot shirt | H&M
Gold watch | Larsson & Jennings
Biker jacket | Karl Lagerfeld
Pink clutch | Karl Lagerfeld
Black top | New Look
Black Culottes | Zara
Black studded boots | Office
Tweed jacket | Karl Lagerfeld
White Amour T | Topshop
White shoes | Topshop
Jeans | Weekday
Red dress | H&M
Red blazer and trousers | H&M
Black boots | Karen Millen
White Jumper | New Look (similar)
Red Skirt | New Look
Leopard boots | H&M
Check suit | New Look
White trainers | Kooples X Puma